Public Health Experience in Kolkata, India

Note: The India programs have been temporarily paused due to COVID-19.

Program Details

January 1-17, 2020
Deadline to apply: October 25, 2019

Pathways to Children, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, has generously funded a 2-week applied public health experience in Kolkata, India for U of M School of Public Health students.

Students will work with Jan Seva School. Jan Seva provides healthcare initiatives and educational opportunities to pre-school children and mothers from destitute, poverty-stricken homes in Kolkata. In addition to the school there are many programs operating out of the facility, including a special needs program (UDAAN), maternal and pediatric clinics, and a program to job train mothers.

Students will work as a team with the school and clinics, and assist with activities such as needs assessments and evaluations that will be used to gauge the success and effectiveness of the programs, or creating new programming and implementing changes to create more reach and impact.

Covered expenses include airfare from Minneapolis to Kolkata, lodging, and meals. Daily transportation to Jan Seva is also covered.

Visit the Pathways to Children website for more information about Jan Seva.

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